Press Releases – May 11, 2010 Battle of the Bands Contest When: Thursday, July 22nd Where: Lakefront Park Band Shell Time: 7PM Fee: $30 per Band Pre-Registration is required. Details: Amateur bands only with the majority of members being high school or college age. The winner competes at the Dakota County Fair’s Grand Battle and also play at the Minnesota State fair. $$$$ Prizes Contact the Prior Lake Recreation Department at 952-447-9820 for more information and/or to register. SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!! REGISTER FOR SUMMER REC PROGRAMS. Kick off the summer with Summer Supremo – June 14-17 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Lakefront Park for 6 year olds and older. The $67/$72 fee includes many different games in large and small groups, cool crafts and swimming at the beach. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and a towel each day. Tot Lot is for 3-5 year olds from June 21-July 29 – meet 2 days a week on M/W or T/TH from 9:30-11:30 AM for games, arts and crafts, music and plenty of Fun. We are offering this program at 10 different park locations. The $78/$83 fee includes a Recreation t-shirt, water bottle, leaders, art and craft supplies, a daily snack and a journey to multiple destinations around the world each week. Playground Program is for 6-11 year olds from June 21-July 29 from 12:30-3:30 PM and is designed to provide a wide variety of supervised recreation activities. New 2 day per week program M/W or T/TH at 10 different park locations. The $87/$93 fee includes a recreation t-shirt, water bottle, leaders, art and craft supplies and a different theme each week. Sport Camps include a multi-sport camp or Lacrosse Introductory camp for boys and girls 6-12 years old. Mini sport camp for 4-6 year olds Look online at www.priorlakerecreation.com for a complete listing of fun activities, programs and trips that we have planned for the summer! TOT CLASSES, PROGRAMS & CAMPS ( 2 and older w/parent or grandparent) New – Tot Garden Spot If you are interested in participating in our Tot garden program this summer please contact Lori at 952-447-9823. This program is for tots (2-5 yr olds) and their parents and/or grandparents. You will share a 10x20 plot with other families and help take care of it for the summer. The recreation department will provide some vegetable seeds for you to plant and stakes you can decorate and use in the garden. The cost is $5. The garden plot is located on the Kop Farm property at Lakefront Park. Kids in the Kitchen – fun, easy recipes to do together. Join us at City Hall to create some good food and decorate your own apron to take home. Who: 2 & up (Tot/Parent or Grandparent activity) When: Wednesday, May 26 Where: Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota Street SE Time: 10 – 11 AM Fee: $7 (residents) $12 (non-residents) Registration Required: one week before class Register at www.priorlakecreation.com or call 952-447-9820 YOUTH ACTIVITIES SKATE PARK AT LAKEFRONT PARK OPENS WEEKENDS Pre-Season hours at the skate park are Saturdays and Sundays only from May 1 through June 6 from Noon-7PM. Admission is FREE but participants under 18 are not admitted without a parent-signed waiver and safety equipment. TEEN ACTIVITIES What: Teen Hang Out for 12-15 Year olds Where: Club Prior (Next to the Prior Lake Library) When: May 21 & June 4 Time: 2:30-5:30 PM Cost: FREE (registration required) Drop in to Club Prior with your friends and enjoy pool, TV, Wii, dance revolution and movies too! Bring your own snack or money to get a snack at Maui Wowi. Transportation from Twin Oaks available. Co-sponsored by Community Education and the City of Prior Lake Recreation Department. Registration is required. Register at www.priorlakecreation.com or call 952-447-9820. Reserve a Little Piece of Spring With a Garden Plot Prior Lake hosts a community garden on the Kop Farm property at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake. The plot rental fee is $35 for residents ($50 non residents) for a 10x20 plot. Gardeners must also pay a $20 deposit that is refunded at the end of the season when plot signs are returned and plots cleared. For more information go to our city website at www.cityofpriorlake.com or call the recreation office at 952-447-9820 Club Prior Club Prior is the adult activity center in the Prior Lake Resource Center, 16210 Eagle Creek Avenue SE, Suite 101 for adults 55 + Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come in and enjoy a free cup of coffee, play cards or games, take a class, or just enjoy the company of others. Tuesday, May 18 9:00 AM – Walking Club 10:00 – Wii Bowling (free lessons!) 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Re-create greeting cards and gift bags. All supplies furnished. Free! NOON – Play cards– all welcome 12:10 – Tai Chi I Health – Sun Style – No registration needed – small fee 1:00 – Beer Bread Social sponsored by McKenna Crossing 1:10 – Tai Chi II Diabetes – Yang Style – No registration needed – small fee Wednesday, May 19 Celebrate May birthdays with cake – all welcome! 9:00 – Play cards – all welcome 10:30 – Meet Jane Wiley from Scott County. Jane can connect you with a great volunteer opportunity and can get the process started TODAY! 12:30 PM – Play 500 – All welcome Thursday, May 20 9:15 – PACE Exercise – No registration required – small fee 10:00 –Dominoes – all welcome 10:10 – Tai Chi Open Practice 12:30 – BINGO – 25 cents/card/limit 4 cards-cash prizes • Come and observe the following classes - no registration required for the first day and the first class is always FREE. Tai Chi on Tuesdays at 12:10 and 1:10 and PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) on Thursdays at 9:10 AM • Health Insurance Counseling is offered at Club Prior the second Wednesday of each month. This service offers health insurance counseling services to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers in the metro area. Counseling is provided by state-certified health insurance counseling staff or volunteers and is available at no fee. Call Debbie at 952-447-9783 for an appointment. • Learn how to recycle greeting cards by making greeting cards and gift bags at Club Prior. Stop in any time between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Tuesdays to join in the fun. Donations of old greeting cards accepted at Club Prior. • Go green and save some money! Club Prior sells greeting cards and gift bags for 75 cents each. The cards & bags are made by our recycled card group; proceeds go to the Club Prior snack fund. The inventory is always changing. Stop by during regular club hours, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 – 3. ADULT ACTIVITIES & TRIPS Tennis for Adults Men and women are invited to learn all the aspects of tennis in a short amount of time for beginners or intermediate levels. Session I – Tuesdays June 9-29 Session II – Tuesdays July 6-27 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Where: Lakefront Park Tennis Courts Fee: $20 residents/ $25 non-residents Register online at www.priorlakerecreation.com or call 952-447-9820. Minnehaha Falls Trip See the 53 foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, sculptures and river overlooks at Minnehaha Falls. There is a short walk from the bus to the park entrance. When: Tuesday, June 22 Time: Bus leaves from Club Prior at 10:30 AM and returns at approx 2:30 PM Fee: $8/Resident and $13 non-resident. Bring money for lunch at the Seasalt Eatery or bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch. Space is limited. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, June 15th. Register online at www.priorlakerecreation.com or call 952-447-9820.
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